LED Landscape Lighting vs Halogen

Landscape lighting as we know it started in the 1950’s when an electrician named Bill Locklin, was asked to do some outdoor lighting for a party for an important client, which turned out to be President Eisenhower. Using tractor lamps and coffee cans, mayonnaise jars, etc. and some 12 volt batteries, the first low voltage landscape lighting was created. Halogen…

How to Choose a Lightbulb

There are several details to consider when choosing a lightbulb, including size, style and wattage. When it comes to aesthetics, however, two often-overlooked aspects are color and quality of light. Color Few people realize that even white lightbulbs can vary in color—or, more accurately, color temperature. A bulb’s color temperature is measured using the Kelvin scale and denoted by a…

How To Choose A Porch Light

When choosing a light fixture for your front porch, it’s easy to become preoccupied with its aesthetic design, but a more important consideration is how it functions. After all, a porch light may look nice in the daytime, but if it doesn’t emit light in a pleasing way, it won’t look nice at night, which more or less defeats the…